CLEVELAND, Ga. — Today marks the beginning of the three-week early voting period for Georgia’s May 22 primary. Voters in many counties can vote for governor, U.S. Congress and the state legislature.
In White County, polls will be open Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. until 5 p.m. until May 18. There will also be one Saturday voting day May 12 from 9 a.m. until 4 p.m.
Voters can choose from five Republican candidates for governor or two Democrats. Lt. Gov. Casey Cagle, Secretary of State Brian Kemp, State Senator Michael Williams, former State Senator Hunter Hill and Clay Tippins are the Republican candidates.
Democrats campaigning for governor are State Representatives Stacey Abrams and Stacey Evans.
In the race for District 8 state representative, incumbent Matt Gurtler (R-Tiger) will be challenged by Mickey Cummings, of Union County.
In the District 2 Board of Commissioners race, incumbent Lyn Holcomb will be challenged by Mike Boswell and Ricky Farmer.
There are two Board of Education races. In District 2, incumbent Charlie Bryson will face off against Carly Adam and John Solmon. The District 4 seat is open and Linda Erbele, a freelance journalist, will challenge Jeannette Gearing, a substitute teacher, for the post.
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